|The Farm - Kathy Katz and Mike Kavanaugh|
An excerpt from a 45-minute documentary about The Farm, the remarkable rural oasis under the freeways in San Francisco from 1974-1986, an autonomous zone that housed farm animals, rehearsal and performance space, theater and punk rock...
Keywords: Farm; San Francisco; 1970s
Downloads: 12,745 (9 reviews)
|Fleet Week 2011 - Matthew Chong|
A medley of images from Fleet Week in San Francisco by Matthew Chong
Keywords: Fleet Week; militarism; patriotism; San Francisco
Downloads: 835 (1 review)
|Pie Fight 1969 - Christian Bruno and Sam Green|
The 1969 San Francisco International Film Festival opens on the steps of City Hall, but is unexpectedly attacked by independent filmmakers with pies. This footage was long-lost and then found and made into a movie in the late 1990s.
Keywords: Film Festival; 1969; Pie Fight
Downloads: 8,956 (3 reviews)
|Fleet Week - Peace Navy|
excerpt from documentary on Fleet Week created by the Peace Navy as part of their campaign against the event.
Keywords: Peace Navy; Fleet Week; anti-militarism
Downloads: 2,528 (4 reviews)
|Redevelopment and ILWU - California Newsreel|
excerpted from a one-hour documentary called "Redevelopment: A Marxist Analysis", this clip shows the frustration of the retired longshoremen in the Yerba Buena project area when ILWU president Harry Bridges failed to support their struggle against displacement.
Keywords: Redevelopment; ILWU; Harry Bridges
Downloads: 1,556 (2 reviews)
|Critical Mass 3rd birthday - Chris Carlsson|
Scenes from the chaotic 3rd birthday Critical Mass bike ride in San Francisco
Keywords: Critical Mass; bicycles; San Francisco
Downloads: 2,681 (2 reviews)
|Shiva in GG Park - John Fulbright|
How a shrine to Shiva emerged in Golden Gate Park in the form of a cement pylon.
Keywords: Shiva; Golden Gate Park; religion
Downloads: 1,712 (4 reviews)
|We Won't Go Back - Bay Area Coalition Against Operation Rescue|
excerpted from a documentary prepared by the Bay Area Coalition Against Operation Rescue, showing the battles that took place in the late 1980s between anti-abortion direct action groups like OR, and women who defended clinics against them.
Keywords: abortion; women; Operation Rescue
Downloads: 6,256 (1 review)
|Local 2 Dancing Pickets - Mary Ellen Churchill|
Alliance for the Rank and File activists in Local 2 HERE led a strike against Zim's Coffeehouse chain.
Keywords: strike; restaurant workers; Local 2
Downloads: 1,823 (2 reviews)
Mud people descend on downtown San Francisco... the only rules? No walking and no talking! Merry mayhem ensues.
Keywords: mud people; financial district; anarchy
Downloads: 8,834 (5 reviews)
|Gay Sex before Zippers - Chris Carlsson|
Harry Hay describes gay sex when BVD's were still predominant underwear, before zippers in the 1930s... men would meet at Presidio guardhouse and go into the bushes.
Keywords: Presidio; Gay Sex; Harry Hay
Downloads: 89,477 (10 reviews)
West Portal tunnel under construction, Portola Drive cutting through empty surrounding hillsides.
Keywords: West Portal; Portola Drive; Sutro Forest
Downloads: 3,905 (2 reviews)
|Herb Mills on Containerization - Chris Carlsson|
Herb Mills, former secretary-treasurer of Local 10 ILWU, describes the role of containerization in the global economy.
Keywords: containerization; longshoring; globalization
Downloads: 3,613 (1 review)
|San Francisco celebrates VE Day 1918|
Newsreel footage from the Market Street celebration of the end of WWI in San Francisco, 1918.
Keywords: WWI; San Francisco; 1918
Downloads: 19,315 (5 reviews)
Fatty Arbuckle and one of his adoring dames, posing for the publicity cameras of the PPIE in 1915.
Keywords: Fatty Arbuckle; PPIE; 1915
Downloads: 5,837 (2 reviews)
|Harry Hay on 34 Funeral - Chris Carlsson|
Harry Hay describes the scene along Market Street on July 9, 1934 as strikers tore hats from bankers and kept their own security.
Keywords: Harry Hay; 1934 Strike; Funeral
Downloads: 1,701 (1 review)
|Gartland Pit street theater - Craig Baldwin|
Street theater held across from Gartland Pit in the mid-1980s. Peter Plate on megaphone.
Keywords: Gartland Pit; Street Theater; Peter Plate
Downloads: 1,733 (1 review)
|First Female to swim Golden Gate|
Hazel Lagenour, first woman to swim across the Golden Gate, in 1911, provided courtesy Bill Pickelhaupt.
Keywords: First swim; Golden Gate; Hazel Lagenour
Downloads: 3,561 (1 review)
|General Strike newsreel 1 - Bert Gould|
Original Pathe News newsreel footage describing the unfolding General Strike in breathless and fearsome tones.
Keywords: Big Strike; 1934; newsreel
Downloads: 5,508 (1 review)
silent footage of strikers marching, parading along waterfront, cops on horseback, scenes of the Embarcadero
Keywords: waterfront strike; longshoremen; 1934
Downloads: 4,412 (1 review)
|Gulf War protests - Paper Tiger TV West|
scenes from demonstrations against the 1991 Gulf War in San Francisco.
Keywords: Gulf War I991; civic center; anti-war protests
Downloads: 4,781 (1 review)
|Pickups at Finocchio's - Chris Carlsson|
Harry Hay describes the pickup scene at the North Beach bar Finocchio's in the early 1930s.
Keywords: Harry Hay; Finocchio's; gay dating
Downloads: 3,114 (1 review)
|I-Hotel Riot - Chunkmoonhunter Productions|
Hundreds of police attack the I-Hotel on Kearny in 1977 to evict the remaining tenants.
Keywords: I-Hotel; police; eviction
Downloads: 4,229 (1 review)
|Herb Mills on the Hiring Hall - Chris Carlsson|
Herb Mills, former secretary-treasurer of ILWU Local 10, describes the importance of the Hiring Hall to the culture and politics of longshoring.
Keywords: ILWU; hiring hall; longshoremen
Downloads: 2,110 (1 review)
|Herb Mills on the old waterfront - Chris Carlsson|
Herb Mills, former secretary-treasurer of ILWU Local 10, describes the lost landscape and culture of the old waterfront in San Francisco.
Keywords: waterfront; ILWU; working class culture
Downloads: 1,333 (1 review)
|Harvey Milk's Last Words|
Harvey Milk's last words, delivered posthumously, recorded in case of his assassination... excerpted from The Life and Times of Harvey Milk.
Keywords: Harvey Milk; last words; Gay
Downloads: 24,262 (2 reviews)
|Processed World street vending|
Lucius Cabins, Helen Highwater and Linda Thomas hawking Processed World magazine at Market and Montgomery in the summer of 1982.
Keywords: Processed World; financial district; dissent
Downloads: 892 (1 review)
|Crowds at Ocean Beach|
Turn of the 19th century crowds at Ocean Beach
Keywords: Ocean Beach; Cliff House; 1900
Downloads: 7,960 (1 review)
|Cliff House from Ocean Beach|
3 seconds of the Cliff House from Ocean Beach, people milling about on the beach in the foreground.
Keywords: Cliff House; Ocean Beach; 1900
Downloads: 2,734 (1 review)
|Teddy Roosevelt in SF|
Difficult to discern, but President Teddy Roosevelt is in a procession heading up Van Ness in this short clip.
Keywords: Teddy Roosevelt; Van Ness; parade
Downloads: 5,013 (1 review)
|Arrests at HUAC in City Hall|
scenes of students being washed down rotunda stairs in SF City Hall during mass arrests at HUAC hearings, May 1960.
Keywords: HUAC; protests; City Hall
Downloads: 7,580 (2 reviews)
Ferlinghetti in his Potrero Hill home in 1965, ruminating on San Francisco
Keywords: Ferlinghetti; Potrero Hill; poetry
Downloads: 4,017 (3 reviews)
|Mission Creek - Chris Carlsson|
canoe ride into Mission Creek before the freeway was reconfigured or Mission Bay was built.
Keywords: Mission Creek; freeways; Mission Bay
Downloads: 3,112 (1 review)
|Preparedness Day cartoon|
Animation dramatizing the choice between "prosperity" and "anarchy, sedition, and lawlessness" in 1916
Keywords: Tom Mooney; Preparedness Day; bomb
Downloads: 6,596 (3 reviews)
|Tom Mooney in San Quentin - Mooney Defense|
Tom Mooney, filmed by his defense team in San Quentin, appeals for a new trial or a death sentence, rather than the endless years in jail... he had already been in jail for 16 years. Excerpt from "The Strange Case of Tom Mooney".
Keywords: Tom Mooney; San Quentin; Preparedness Day
Downloads: 1,934 (1 review)
|Seal Rock Pacific Ocean - Chris Carlsson|
Seal Rock off the Cliff House, the ocean roaring around it.
Keywords: Seal Rock; Pacific Ocean; Cliff House view
Downloads: 5,245 (1 review)
|Feast Day Procession Potrero Hill|
footage of Catholic Feast Day parade on Potrero Hill, April 25, 1937.
Keywords: Potrero Hill; Parade; Feast Day
Downloads: 3,216 (2 reviews)
|Panama-Pacific International Exposition|
panoramic view of the PPIE on San Francisco's northern edge, 1915, as broadcast in a 1930s newsreel.
Keywords: PPIE; World's Fairs; Marina District
Downloads: 3,534 (1 review)
|Sea Lions at Pier 39 - Chris Carlsson|
Sea Lions cavort on piers facing San Francisco's Pier 39.
Keywords: Sea Lions; Pier 39; Tourism
Downloads: 2,240 (1 review)
|Mayor Angelo Rossi on Strike|
Mayor Angelo Rossi appeals to San Franciscans to allow business to proceed, while most of the city is on strike in July 1934.
Keywords: Mayor Rossi; General Strike; 1934
Downloads: 2,123 (1 review)
Footage taken about a month after the massive earthquake and fire of 1906.
Keywords: Earthquake; Fire; 1906
Downloads: 14,500 (5 reviews)
A strike begins at the Union Iron Works at the foot of Potrero Hill in 1917.
Keywords: Strike; Potrero Hill; Union Iron Works
Downloads: 4,909 (1 review)
|Soap Box Derby - Chris Carlsson|
The San Francisco Illegal Soapbox Society conducted races on Bernal Heights for years, and still does at unpredictable times.
Keywords: Soapbox Derby; Bernal Heights; underground culture
Downloads: 3,165 (2 reviews)
|Under the Piers - Chris Carlsson|
canoeing under the piers along San Francisco's waterfront.
Keywords: waterfront; Piers; canoe
Downloads: 1,169 (1 review)
Dedication of Dewey Monument in Union Square, c. 1903. St. Francis Hotel visible behind scene.
Keywords: Union Square; Dewey Monument; 1903
Downloads: 4,430 (1 review)
|Squatter Punx Rock the Vats - Glenn Bachmann|
The old Falstaff brewery became a home to punk rockers in the early 1980s before its demolition. Here's a glimpse of an impromptu concert outside.
Keywords: Punk; Vats; Brewery
Downloads: 7,972 (2 reviews)
|White Night Riot|
Riot and destruction at City Hall in the wake of the slap-on-the-wrist manslaughter verdict against Dan White, murderer of Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone.
Keywords: riot; White Night; Harvey Milk
Downloads: 21,091 (1 review)
|George Will on Islais Creek - Chris Carlsson|
Lifelong Bernal Heights resident George Will describes growing up in the marshland near the Old Clam House on Bayshore Blvd. in the 'teens.
Keywords: Islais Creek; wetlands; Bernal Heights
Downloads: 1,256 (1 review)
|Digger Poem - Chris Carlsson|
"Diamond Dave" Whitaker recites his Digger poem
Keywords: Diamond Dave Whitaker; Diggers; counterculture
Downloads: 2,748 (1 review)
scenes of Japanese-Americans being shipped out of the Fillmore on their way to "internment".
Keywords: Japanese Internment; WWII; war crimes
Downloads: 6,720 (2 reviews)